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Old 08-24-2009, 12:44 AM   #1
richas
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Webcam - genius look 312p giving reddish video on fedora 9 both on skype and on ekiga


i have been struggling with gspcav drivers on my fedora 9 64 bit laptop for the past 1 week to get my webcam working..the best result i could get as of now is a reddish/bluish video output on skype and ekiga..cheese is not showing any output..
i have installed gspcav1 kernel support,v4lb library,and spca5xx(which my webcam genius look 312p supports-but the problem is that i wasnt able to find spca5xx for fedora 9 on the rpm repositories..so had to install that for fedora 10)..after installing this video grabber skype did show output(before it used to crash) but with reddish video..
can anyone help ?
 
Old 08-24-2009, 09:49 AM   #2
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hi

peek into /boot/config(something) and search for gspca you should see something like
CONFIG_USB_GSPCA_SPCA500=m
CONFIG_USB_GSPCA_SPCA501=m
CONFIG_USB_GSPCA_SPCA505=m
CONFIG_USB_GSPCA_SPCA506=m
CONFIG_USB_GSPCA_SPCA508=m
CONFIG_USB_GSPCA_SPCA561=m

IMO you need at least the CONFIG_USB_GSPCA=m and then try modprobe each of the above to see if that helps but
modprobe -r spca5xx...with root powers assuming that is true module name from old series pls.

2) sometimes distros have yet to catch up on things so you may need to use your package manager to install libv4l-0 and then run
$ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so <program>...eg skype

but I refer to a Debian structure so YMMV so do a search to see if pathway to video4linux file is the same pls
 
  


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